A flood-less Bwaise

Bwaise, a Kampala suburb is known for nothing else but floods. With no proper roads, no sewage systems, when it rains, peoples doors become water pass-ways and their beds become bridges.

Anyone who has lived in Kampala has witnessed this or at least watched the horror on their television sets. But kind of life do you find in Bwaise without it’s synonymous tag-floods?

I happened to pass through Bwaise a day after a small rain had showered Kampala capturing images to answer this question.

Normalcy was returning with just mud being the only obstacle. Below are a set of images I harvested on my short trip.

A house whose shade was brought down due to flooding

A house whose shade was brought down due to flooding

Camera Model: NIKON D300S

Date Taken: 2010:06:29 09:31:31

Exposure Time: 1/499 sec.

ISO Speed Rating: 800

Flash Fired: Flash did not fire.

Metering Mode: Spot

Exposure Program: Normal program

Focal Length: 18.0 mm

Students cross a wooden bridge in Bwaise

Students cross a wooden bridge in Bwaise

Camera Model: NIKON D300S

Date Taken: 2010:06:29 09:12:54

Exposure Time: 1/319 sec.

ISO Speed Rating: 800

Flash Fired: Flash did not fire.

Metering Mode: Spot

Exposure Program: Normal program

Focal Length: 220.0 mm

A lodge in Bwaise

A lodge in Bwaise

Camera Model: NIKON D300S

Date Taken: 2010:06:29 09:34:33

Exposure Time: 1/499 sec.

ISO Speed Rating: 800

Flash Fired: Flash did not fire.

Metering Mode: Spot

Exposure Program: Normal program

Focal Length: 18.0 mm

Abandoned rentals in Bwaise

Abandoned rentals in Bwaise

Camera Model: NIKON D300S

Date Taken: 2010:06:29 09:38:55

Exposure Time: 1/399 sec.

ISO Speed Rating: 800

Flash Fired: Flash did not fire.

Metering Mode: Spot

Exposure Program: Normal program

Focal Length: 18.0 mm

A bus is seen on the Northern by-pass which cuts across Bwaise

A bus is seen on the Northern by-pass which cuts across Bwaise

Camera Model: NIKON D300S

Date Taken: 2010:06:29 09:17:49

Exposure Time: 1/639 sec.

ISO Speed Rating: 800

Flash Fired: Flash did not fire.

Metering Mode: Spot

Exposure Program: Normal program

Focal Length: 165.0 mm

Camera Model: NIKON D300S
Date Taken: 2010:06:29 09:34:33
Exposure Time: 1/499 sec.
ISO Speed Rating: 800
Flash Fired: Flash did not fire.
Metering Mode: Spot
Exposure Program: Normal program
Focal Length: 18.0 mm

3 thoughts on “A flood-less Bwaise

  1. i just love mi hood. i live in bwaise and i would love to c a beter place one day . yhanks for de images couse i was dying to have one yet i have no camera.

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